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Trip Overview

Travel from sea to shining sea on this 15-day journey across America. Start off in the bustling streets of New York City and then head on to America’s capital of Washington, DC. Experience the patriotic monuments that make the city so special before your journey on to Chicago. While in Chicago make sure to take time to visit the famous Navy Pier. Next, visit Denver, a city surrounded by majestic mountain ranges. Following your time in Denver you will continue on to historic Salt Lake City for two nights before ending in San Francisco. A true cross-country journey awaits!

Highlights

  • Cross the incredible USA along the train tracks on a spectacular adventure
  • Explore vibrant cities to the fullest with hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours of New York City, Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco included
  • Spend three nights on board the train to experience the thrill of the rails
  • Enjoy sightseeing tours of Rocky Mountain National Park and Salt Lake City
  • Relax with airport transfers included in both New York and San Francisco

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Flight from London to New York City and San Francisco to London
  • Transfers from airport to hotel in New York City and hotel to airport in San Francisco
  • Amtrak rail travel in standard (coach) class throughout
  • 11 nights' hotel stay
  • 3 nights' on board Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 lunch)
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of New York City
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight tour of Washington, DC
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing tour of Rocky Mountain National Park*
  • Sightseeing city tour of Salt Lake City
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco

*Denver Mountain Parks tour will be substituted in the off-season.
**Lunch is included within the Rocky Mountain National Park tour but not in the Mountain Parks tour. Lunch is not included within the off-season.

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN NEW YORK CITY

Welcome to New York City! Catch your flight today, and a transfer will pick you up and transport you to your hotel, the Holiday Inn New York City Times Square. The “Big Apple” is the best place to start any cross country journey of America. Experience the bright lights of the city and take time to visit Central Park, do some shopping along 5th Avenue, or discover all of the excitement in Times Square. (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 2 - NEW YORK CITY

Today you will have a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of NYC. Your fully guided tour will stop at some of New York's most iconic sights and attractions such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza, and Bryant Park. With the ability to get on and off this tour at your leisure, you'll be able to discover the landmarks and museums that excite you the most! (Overnight in New York City)

DAY 3 - NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC

Board Amtrak's Northeast Regional train and head south to Washington, DC. Upon arrival check in at the Phoenix Park Hotel and begin exploring the United States' Capital. Your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour will guide you to the White House, all along the National Mall, and to the many Smithsonian Museums around the city. The day is yours to explore! (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 4 - WASHINGTON, DC

Continue to journey around the city. Stop at any of the major museums such as the American History Museum or the Air and Space Museum and explore at your own pace. This evening you will board a sightseeing tour of the city's great monuments. The stops include the Washington Monument, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial as they are all illuminated beautifully against the dark backdrop of the night sky. (Overnight in Washington, DC)

DAY 5 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

This morning, finish your sightseeing in Washington, DC before boarding the train at Union Station for your journey on to Chicago. Sit back and relax as your train makes its way from the East Coast to the Midwest. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6 - CHICAGO

Welcome to the “Windy City”! This morning check in at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza and then take time to experience the city. Visit the famous Willis Tower or the John Hancock Center to view the architectural wonders that make Chicago so special. Use your hop-on, hop-off tour to travel to other popular Chicago spots such as Millennium Park the home of the famous Chicago “Bean” or Navy Pier. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 7 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

This afternoon board the train in Chicago's Union Station for your journey on to Denver. Relax on board and experience the thrill of travelling across the country overnight. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 8 - DENVER

This morning you will arrive in Denver and check in at the Quality Inn Central Denver. You are free to explore the “Mile High City” on your own. Take time to stop by the Denver Botanic Gardens or the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Or just stroll through the bustling city streets. (Overnight in Denver)

DAY 9 - DENVER

Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour to Rocky Mountain National Park. Your fully guided tour will bring you through the resort town of Winter Park. You will enjoy a lunch along the shores of Grand Lake and travel up to the summit of the Continental Divide. A full day of scenic sightseeing awaits you. (Overnight in Denver) L

DAY 10 - SALT LAKE CITY

This morning you will board your train in Denver and travel west through the mountains of Colorado and into Utah where you will reach Salt Lake City. Check in at the Sheraton Salt Lake City and relax for the evening. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 11 - SALT LAKE CITY

Explore historic Salt Lake City on a guided tour of its attractions and landmarks. Visit the home of famous pioneer Brigham Young, enjoy an organ recital at the Mormon Tabernacle, and time to explore the historic and popular gardens and fountains in Temple Square. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 12 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

Continue to explore Salt Lake City and prepare to travel west this evening. Tonight you will board the California Zephyr for your journey to San Francisco. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 13 - SAN FRANCISCO

Continue to enjoy your Amtrak journey as the train makes its way through mountains, deserts, and forests. Disembark the train this evening in San Francisco and check in at the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 14 - SAN FRANCISCO

Explore San Francisco the relaxing way with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city. The tour will guide you to such iconic San Francisco spots as the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39 where you can snap pictures of the famous sea lions, and the ever-popular shopping and theatre district of Union Square. Take the time to really immerse yourself in the culture of the “Bay City”. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 15 - DEPART SAN FRANCISCO

Check out of your hotel this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Speak to one of our Travel Consultants if you would like to extend your trip, perhaps travelling down the Californian Coast to Los Angeles.

DAY 16 - ARRIVE IN LONDON

Arrive in London today and make your way home.  

MEAL GUIDE: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, AT - Afternoon Tea, D -Dinner

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop and Michigan Ave the contemporary Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Palmer House Hilton

Welcome to The Palmer House®: a Hilton Hotel - an iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago's rejuvenated Loop scene. A modern Chicago grand hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the theater district. The guest rooms and suites match the hotel's French Baroque styling with metropolitan flair.

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, is ideally situated on the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and all of the other local favorites that make Chicago a one of a kind destination.

The Westin Michigan Avenue

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel, which is located on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, is steps from Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue restaurants and premier Michigan Avenue shopping.

Quality Inn Denver Central

Located at the crossroads of I-25 & I-70 just north of Downtown Denver, the Quality Inn Central hotel in Denver, CO offers an affordable and convenient place to stay in Denver.

Sheraton Denver Hotel

Look forward to a relaxing stay at the Sheraton Denver Hotel. Located on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in the heart of downtown Denver, this hotel is near lots of great shopping, restaurants, and activities.

The Stewart Hotel

Staying at the The Stewart Hotel puts New York City at your fingertips. Just steps from Penn Station and most subway lines, it's easy to explore the city's most exciting neighborhoods and attractions; Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping. Or kick back and relax in your luxurious room. The comforts of technology await, including flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet.

Holiday Inn New York City Times Square

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square is a 35-story high-rise hotel that makes it easy to enjoy New York’s incomparable attractions, restaurants and retail stores.

Marriott Marquis

Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, our central location gives you easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.

Renaissance New York Times Square

Elevate your adventures in The City That Never Sleeps at Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel. Rising 26 stories above Times Square, our hotel has the soul of a boutique hotel with beautifully crafted interiors. Distinct among Times Square hotels in New York, Renaissance boasts stylish guest rooms, including new guest rooms with terraces overlooking Times Square.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel is an upscale moderate hotel that’s just completed a $160 million renovation to its guest rooms and meeting space. The hotel is just steps from the excitement of the Broadway theatres, prestige of Carnegie Hall and world-class shopping of Fifth Avenue - this location is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best that New York has to offer.

The Roosevelt Hotel

For a classic New York City hotel experience, none of the other hotels in New York City comes close to The Roosevelt Hotel. Opened in 1924 at the height of the Jazz Age, the "Grand Dame of Madison Avenue" continues to impress guests in its prime location at Madison Avenue and 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

Holiday Inn® Golden Gateway is a full-service hotel in downtown San Francisco located between Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

When you are welcomed to Pier 2620 Hotel by our friendly associates, you'll find more than a comfortable place to stay. You'll find a community made up of staff, ready and willing to share our passion for San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf and the hotel with you.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel is perfectly located on 500 South, in the heart of the downtown business and entertainment district and three blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Escape ordinary travel routines when you book at Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol hotel near Union Station DC and NoMa station.

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities, while still maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in our redesigned guestrooms.

Phoenix Park Hotel

Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the luxury of Irish country estate in the heart of Washington, DC's Capitol Hill. With traditional oil paintings, opulent marble staircase and traditional décor. The Phoenix Park Hotel also embraces the charisma and magic of one of the most established dining and entertainment restaurants in the area, The Dubliner.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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